paisei OT abit
I think there's sour grapes going on with such complaints.
Open Category means a larger pool of competition, and if students want to prove their works are good enough in that larger pool vis-a-vis the "protected" pool of student entries, by all means.
You have to trust the professionalism of the judging panel. don't join if you feel they are not professional enough or biased.
anyways, don't understand why choose this competition to cry foul.
got far better examples, like this particular one, every year is musical chairs.. 1st next year become third, 6th next year become 1st.. 今天我做皇帝，明天到你家.. that one don't want to kaobeh when so much more obvious..
kaobeh this one..... pengz...
btw, don't ask me to give names, the information is out there for yourself to see, google is your best friend.